Night

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Night

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Elie Wiesel is an Auschwitz survivor, born on September 30, 1928 in Sighet, Romania. Elie's sisters Tzipora, parents Shlomo and Sarah, were all victims of the Holocaust. In reward for his speaking out about violence and racism, Professor Wiesel was presented with a Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.

Literary Device

The literary device used in Elie Wiesel’s book Night, is a simile, which allows the reader to see how genuine the author is about the heart wrenching events that took place in the Auschwitz concentration camp during Hitler’s reign.“Moshe the Beadle spoke to Elie while still in the ghetto of Sighet: ‘they think I’m mad’ he whispered, and tears, like drops of wax, flowed from his eyes” (p. 7).I think that when Elie used this simile that he was comparing the teardrops to wax because of the way that they must’ve rolled down the face of Moshe the Beadle when he was speaking to Elie in the ghetto of Sighet.

Literary Device

The theme of the book Night is to be strong and to think positively throughout whatever obstacles life may throw at you. "Don’t be afraid,’ he said. ‘Everything will be alright.’... Every one of his words was healing and every glance of his carried a message of hope"(p. 79). “When all else is gone, hope carries on”. I think Professor Wiesel most likely chose this theme to inspire readers to stay hopeful and to be an example of strength to others around them.

Theme

The author’s purpose of writing the book Night was to express his feelings and thoughts about the tragedies that occurred in a crowded concentration camp. Also, to show how scarred he is from being held captive in such an area for so long. "It no longer mattered (p. 113). ” I thought that this book was very painful and saddening to read. After completing reader the book, I felt very inspired, changed, and overall grateful for the life I am living today.

Author Purpose

Moshe the Beadle

NightElie Wiesel

Karina Wettemann1.26.15Period 5


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